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baltimore — wayne debey, of the flower nook, salina, kan., was awarded the floral industry’s accredited in floral design designation, and inducted into the american institute of floral designers (aifd) during ceremonies at aifd’s symposium july 3 to 8 in boston.

debey has owned the flower nook since 1983. it is salina’s oldest flower shop, established in 1945.

a nonprofit education association dedicated to the advancement of professionalism and the art of floral design, aifd accredited membership is regarded as a high honor in the floral industry. members are distinguished by the use of the “aifd” mark as an addendum to their name.

with approximately 1,500 members worldwide, aifd recognizes those who have excelled in their floral design skills. candidates become accredited by successfully demonstrating their advanced abilities before an international panel of evaluators.

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